By M A Smith
This month's edition of the psychological journal Emotion features a number of entirely new studies on the effects of mindfulness meditation on both working memory capacity (how much information we can manage in our minds at once) and our ability to manage our emotions - to be 'emotionally intelligent.' The basic idea is that working memory is used not just to manage our cognitive resources to help with fluid intelligence but also to regulate our emotions better. This connection between working memory and emotion is breaking news. Before summarizing the results, here is some background on mindfulness meditation - what it is, and what is known about it. You'll be surprised about its benefits.
What is Mindfulness?
Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally. Read more